Thursday Featured Cabaret Blog: Fynes Harte-Harrington’s Blog At McElrath Cabaret


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Thursday is the day of the week when McElrath Cabaret features some of our favorite cabaret blogs, websites or performers. Today we’re featuring a fun cabaret blog with a fictional focus on Jazz Age London and Paris, and it’s entitled Fynes Hart-Harrington’s Blog.   I hesitated to feature this blog because, unfortunately, it has not been updated since 2010.  However, I thought it was such a fun idea that I surmised you might enjoy that I decided to include it in our featured blogs lineup regardless.


The blog is essentially a fictional online diary, written in first person, for the character named Mr. Harrington, and his “nocturnal adventures.”   Most entries are also sprinkled in with some wonderful period pictures and posters of the places and events being described by the character.  On the “About” page, the author, whose true name is never given, states that:


“These are my adventures out and about enjoying the after dark pleasures of dancing and cabaret with my family and friends in a variety of places including London, where I live, and Deauville, Paris, Cannes and New York, to name but a few.”


If you want to immerse yourself in what it might have been like to experience cabarets in the 1920s, then you will enjoy visiting the entries held in this blog’s archives, which date back to 2009.  For the cabaret aficionado who loves to read cabaret fiction written with an eye toward historical accuracy, I would recommend Fynes Harte-Harrington’s Blog.

Is there a cabaret blog, website or performer that you would like to see featured on McElrath Cabaret? Leave us a note in the comments below—we always love to hear from our readers!


Till next time, 


ps–The Cabaret Soiree Link Party will begin anew on Monday–you can visit anytime to click on the links and see what others have posted, or you can share your own recent cabaret blog or website link every Monday through Thursday.  Link is below.


Weekly Post Lineup At McElrath Cabaret:

Mondays:  Cabaret Soiree Cabaret Blog Link Party

Tuesdays:  Cabaret Tip Tuesday

Wednesdays:  Ask A Cabaret Question

Thursdays:  Featured Cabaret Blog, Website, Performer

Fridays:  Cabaret Through Time

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About Athena at McElrath Cabaret

Athena McElrath is an entertainer with a love for theatre and singing. She enjoys delving in the area of historical cabaret, researching the singers and clubs that were in business from before 1920 to the present, in New York and beyond.
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